Welcome to the Top Ten City Projects List
The following City projects are identified as Top 10 due to their significant impact on citizens and our community at large. These projects also have a significant impact through City departments, guiding their work efforts and collaboration. Below is an alphabetical list of each project, their objectives, and a contact name should you have further questions or comments. Stop back to this page in the future to see progress and development on these projects.
2025 Downtown Development Plan
This project will build on the merits and successes of the 2015 downtown plan to develop a vision and guiding principles for downtown Sioux Falls through 2025. The creation of the plan will depend on public engagement and stakeholder input to craft goals and outcomes for the future.
More: Contact Brent O'Neil
Citywide Aquatics Facility Master Plan
The purpose of the Citywide Aquatic Facility Master Plan is to review the existing aquatic facilities, review the change in demographics from the last master plan, and meet with the community for input in order to develop an implementation plan that includes recommendations on the types, sizes and locations of the aquatic facilities within Sioux Falls for the next 10 years.
More: Citywide Aquatic Facility Master Plan Page | Contact Tory Miedema
The purpose of this project is to build a quality multipurpose facility that will host sporting events, concerts, conventions, banquets, etc., and that will improve the quality of life and stimulate economic return to the citizens of Sioux Falls. For additional questions or comments you may contact Kendra Siemonsma.
More: Events Center Project Page | Contact Kendra Siemonsma
iDrive (Financial Management) Initiative
The purpose of this project is to modernize service delivery, improve information flow, and reduce the cost of business through the use of new technology. For additional questions or comments you may contact Krista Stuessi.
More: Contact Krista Stuessi
Land Management Integration
The purpose of this project is to create greater functionality in business operations through the integration of current land management systems. For additional questions or comments you may contact Debra Gaikowski.
More: Contact Debra Gaikowski
Live Well Sioux Falls
The purpose of this project is to improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending by supporting community efforts to reduce heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. For additional questions or comments you may contact Alicia Collura.
More: Live Well Sioux Falls Page
| Contact Alicia Collura
The purpose of this project is to analyze, recommend, and implement changes to the pension plan in an effort to reduce and stabilize the City’s contribution rates. For additional questions or comments you may contact Angie Uthe.
More: Contact Angie Uthe
Downtown Sioux Falls Rail Yard Redevelopment
The purpose of this project is to assess the feasibility of removing the rail yard out of downtown and determine options for its relocation. This would then create a redevelopment opportunity in the core part of downtown. For additional questions or comments you may contact Josh Peterson.
More: Rail Yard Redevelopment Page | Contact Josh Peterson
The purpose of this project is to improve greenway access for recreational opportunities, serving as a catalyst for private redevelopment adjacent to the greenway. Phase 1 of the River Greenway project includes the area on the east side of the Big Sioux River between Sixth Street and Eighth Street, as well as the area on the west side of the Big Sioux River between approximately Seventh Street and Eighth Street. Improvements include river walls, improved greenway access, gathering areas, seating, a widened trail, a new pedestrian bridge, and landscape and irrigation improvements.
Phase 2 of the River Greenway project includes the area on the east side of the Big Sioux River between Eighth Street and approximately Ninth Street. Improvements include river walls, improved greenway access, seating, a widened trail, and landscaping and irrigation improvements. This project will also incorporate a stepped river edge similar to Phase 1 and a water feature.
More: River Greenway Project Page | Contact Brad Ludens
The purpose of this project is to provide library service to the growing population of the west side of Sioux Falls. The library will be called Prairie West Branch. For additional questions or comments you may contact Dena Knutson.
More: Westside Library Project Page | Contact Dena Knutson